Thank you for the thoughtful feedback. You raise excellent points about the complexities and nuances involved in conceptualizing change across multiple scales. A few additional reflections come to mind:
– While certain laws and patterns may transcend specific scales, the manifestations of change remain contingent on context. Principles that appear universal may only apply within a certain scope.
– Ambiguity often exists in delineating scales and boundaries between levels of organization. Nature does not conform to our categories – transition zones exist.
– Time dilation highlights that the experience of time is itself dependent on scale – the relative nature of temporal perception must be considered.
– Emergent properties arising from interactions across scales can generate new forms of change that are not reducible to lower levels.
– Memory provides persistence and continuity across change, binding past, present and future within consciousness.
– Changes in meaning, semantics and symbolic systems of understanding may constitute a scale unto themselves.
– Subjectivity and consciousness seem to bestow a unique type of change – that within inner experience – which relates to all other scales.
– The concept of change relies on that which does not change – some essence or frame of reference persists through transformation.
– Perhaps change and permanence are ultimately complementary, each defining the other in an ongoing dance across scales.
You’re absolutely right – developing a systems perspective reveals the nuances and difficulties of change as an idea. I appreciate the chance to explore this multifaceted topic. Please let me know if any other aspects come to mind!